Ken Rimple

TechCast #18 – Interview with Dan Diephouse of MuleSource

This podcast interview features Dan Diephouse of MuleSource.  We talk about his work on XFire, CXF and his current efforts with Mule.  We discuss WS-* and REST, and other web service integration issues. Time is running out to sign up for the Chariot sponsored Cloud Computing Conference, Fall Forecast, Computing Among the Clouds on October … Read More

TechCast #17 – Interview with James Ward of Adobe Systems on Flex

If anyone has been listening since our very first Podcast, we covered flex way back in February with our own Peter Paugh.  But when we had an opportunity to talk to James Ward of Adobe, a Flex evangelist and someone passionate about Flex as well as Java development, we jumped at the chance. James was … Read More

TechCast #16 – Ken Interviews DreamIt startup TapInko

In this third interview about startups and technology, Ken interviews two of the founders of TapInko, a marketplace for buying and selling ads.  Ken spoke to Nicolas Warren and John Newell, who architected their application in Microsoft .NET. What we find interesting about these three ventures is the differences in approach.  One team focused on … Read More

TechCast #15 – DreamIt Startup PhrazIt talks about their startup with Ken

This is the second in a three part series on technologies and startup companies.  Ken sat down with the founders of PhrazIt, a social web site focused on short reviews of 30 characters or less.  The team originally started, and will continue, a concept called Study Buddy, which would allow college students to find like-minded … Read More

TechCast #14 – Ken talks to DreamIt startup venture Snack Feed

This is the first in a three-part series of interviews we did at DreamIt, a startup incubator located at Drexel University’s science center.  DreamIt sponsors 11 different startups, houses them in the incubator, and gives them some nominal funding and education on the startup process. Snack Feed uses the social web to share videos between … Read More

TechCast #13 – Toby DiPasquale on Google, Map-Reduce, Hadoop, Amazon EC2 and more

This week we feature an interview with Toby DiPasquale of Invite Media.  Toby and I discuss the Map-Reduce algorithm, which is the engine that powers Google’s indexing and data processing systems.  We start off by discussing how Google started indexing pages, using traditional methods such as C/C++ routines.  Quickly this became unmanageable, as the amount … Read More

TechCast #12 – Interview with Chris Cera of Vuzit on Ruby and Rails Development

This week I’m starting an occasional series of interviews on non-Java or non-traditional platform development.  I am looking for reasons that people choose Ruby on Rails, Python, and other languages in lieu of Java EE or .NET, especially in startup organizations.  This interview features Chris Cera, the CTO of Vuzit (http://www.vuzit.com), which is a document … Read More

TechCast #11 – Peter Paugh on Google Web Toolkit

A discussion with Peter Paugh, one of Chariot’s architects and Rich Internet Application developers, on the current state of GWT.  GWT was just revved to version 1.5, and is becoming a good Java-based alternative for writing Rich Internet Applications.  Peter and Ken discuss GWT as a platform, the cross-browser compiling mechanism, and other details, and … Read More

TechCast #10 – ETE Keynote, Lucinda Holt of Commerce 360 on Technology Waves

Commerce 360 CEO Lucinda Holt discusses technology waves and how organizations use them to their advantage. She compares four competing movements in adoption a new or disruptive technology: Custom development, Tooling, Applications and Platforms. She gives many examples from her own past and offers thoughts on how to “ride the waves” that may be appropriate … Read More

TechCast #9 – Web Framework Shootout, Part 2 (Language)

Today we feature the second of a two part session from the 2008 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference.  The session, entitled “Web Framework Shootout,” was assembled and moderated by by Manning co-founder Marjan Bace and was one of the highlights of the conference.  Speakers included Yehuda Katz,  Chad Davis, Max Carlson, Robert Hansen, Bear … Read More